This blog, in addition to the usual maintenance details for classic mini cars, an attempt is made to explain the "whys" and "wherefores" of the various jobs.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Rear Hub Lubrication

Another job which is necessary at the 6,000-mile period is to check the lubrication of the rear wheel hubs. Remove the wheel disk and prize off the grease cap from the end of each hub, using two screwdrivers and taking care not to distort or damage the cap. If there is no grease in the cap, half-fill it with the correct lubricant (see the Appendix) and tap it gently back into place. The front hubs are packed with sufficient grease to last until an overhaul eventually becomes necessary.